September 26-28, 2013
Event: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2013
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Description: The Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2013 aims to exhibit innovative scholarship on a range of topics pertinent to GKI's mission, especially with regards to the role science and technology play in addressing complex, multidimensional challenges. This year the conference will place more emphasis on operational science and innovation enterprises, making it a potentially rich opportunity to share ideas with other science and innovation practitioners.
Host: School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech
October 20-23, 2013
Event: 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Location: Silicon Valley, California
Description: The 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Global Humanitarian Technology Conference will focus on the theme of debates about the use of technology in humanitarian pursuits. The conference likely will pull in a diverse and interdisciplinary set of participants and should stimulate thinking on tough questions about the appropriate role for science, technology, and innovation in international development.
May 28-30, 2013
Event: infoDev's 5th Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship
Location: East London, South Africa
Description: infoDev's Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship should serve as a clearinghouse of information on and potential partners for innovation and entrepreneurship. The event offers an environment in which people from the global innovation and entrepreneurship community can meet, build connections, and share best practices rather than focusing on a specific conference framing theme or challenge.
Host: infoDev and the South African Department of Science and Technology
May 2-3, 2013
Event: Research and Development (R&D) Budget and Policy Program: AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy
Location: Washington, DC
Description: This forum offers an instructive overview of expected changes in the upcoming federal budget and how these changes will impact research and development activities supported by the US government. The program includes a keynote address by the President's Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren, and multiple breakout sessions focused on current science and technology policy issues.
Host: American Association for the Advancement of Science
April 25-28, 2013
Event: Inaugural Meeting and First Annual International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa
Location: Limpopo, South Africa
Description: The first international SASA conference will pull together a wide range of African scientists in an effort to create a coherent voice calling for the broad advancement of sciences across the continent. A wide range of issues related to university-community engagement, integration of indigenous knowledge into formal education and research processes, and the status of science in Africa will be covered.
Host: University of Limpopo
Contact: Professor Phillip Venter (Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org)